Sunday, February 27, 2011

Colour inspiration

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fit for active service

Turns out I'm not going to die just yet! I have an inflamed rib cage - which is really so much better than heart disease. So now I just need to sit on the sofa watching Xena for a few days and everything will be boompsadaisy! This also means that my crazy meds have been absolved of causing heart failure so I can go back up to my regular dose. All of this makes me much much happier than I've been for the last week.

Now that I'm not dying I can turn my thoughts to more frivolous matters: what am I going to wear this autumn?? I think we all need to accept that summer has gone AWOL this year so I'm plunging right ahead. I'm thinking mulberry and lavender and dusky blues and rose.

Of course, a girl can't really afford to pick and choose with fabrics around Melbourne still, it's fun to think about.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vinegar valentines

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Devonshire tea

Afternoon tea at the gallery to celebrate Donna's birthday! Yum! Generous pots of tea with scones and jam and cream. Devon style means the cream goes on first but that's not how I was brought up! I got to wear my tea dress for the first time. I've lost a bit of weight since I bought it (always nice) so I think it's a bit saggy round the middle. I've got a second dress in the same style but I bought (hugely) the wrong size and I'm not brave enough to take it apart to remake it! But it's ever such a lovely fabric...

Mr Mailman brought some new patterns!

I also bought some fabric online from Lincraft and think I made a bit of a mistake. I don't really know much about fabric types so I'm just learning what's what. And I think what I've bought is not it! Spent the day cutting out patterns for a nightgown.

I've decided not to be authentic with the length cause I think I might feel a bit Lady Macbeth in a long gown. I also cut out some matching fabric for tap pants to wear underneath. Again, I've adjusted the pattern - modern patterns never come up to your waist! I don't know much about pattern adjusting either so we'll see how my fiddling works out! If successful I might get brave enough to try them in some silky material. Luxury!

Sewing makes me very happy. I like to have trash tv on while I sew so I've got something to listen to. Yay Xena warrior princess!

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sunshiny days!

Such a week for shorts and sandals! And big cuddles for pussy cats. I had fish and chips for lunch - as a treat because we don't really eat that sort of food much. And now I know why! I feel so sick. Never eating junk food ever again.

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